James E. Alcock is professor of psychology, Glendon College, York University, Toronto.
It Is Not the God Engine That Sputters…
A Response to Gregory Paul
Belief in the supernatural develops as a natural consequence of the way our brains work, so it should be no surprise that religion is both pervasive and enduring.
Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science by Edwin C. May and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha
In Memory of a Most Remarkable Man
Psychologist Daryl Bem has reported data suggesting that future experiences can influence responses in the present. Careful scrutiny of his report reveals ...
I had always been very impressed by Martin Gardner the icon, but I was fortunate enough to be able to meet Martin Gardner the man.
January 6, 2011
Psychologist Daryl Bem has reported data suggesting that individuals’ future experiences can influence their responses in the present. Careful scrutiny of...
January 6, 2011
James Alcock responds to Daryl Bem's comments on his critique.
Tributes to Barry Beyerstein, Champion of Critical Thinking, Skeptical Inquiry
Barry Beyerstein is dead. I have lost a friend and colleauge of thirty-plus years, and you, dear reader, have lost a champion...
December 21, 2004
What if, instead the dead could speak to us directly, without the middle person?
Remarks about Ray Hyman delivered by James Alcock in presenting Hyman the In Praise of Reason Award
Our brains and nervous systems are belief-generating machines, which evolved to assure not truth and reason, but survival.
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